Apple Inc plans to hold a “special event” on Oct. 16, where it is expected to launch its new iPads, technology website Re/Code said, citing sources.
This event is highly expected to witness the launch of Apple’s iPad Air 2 along with next-gen iMac computer desktops.
The iPad Mini 3 is also rumoured to see the light of day in the 16 October event, along with the iPad Air 2 and the next-gen iMac.
The latest Recode report quashes earlier reports that stated that the next-generation iPad Air and the iPad Mini would be launched during an event on 21 October.
As for the technical specifications of Apple’s expected next-gen hardware offerings (slated to be launched officially on 16 October), nothing much is known except the fact that the next-gen iPad Air (tentatively termed in media circles as iPad Air 2) is expected to offer users the fingerprint sensing functionality, along with incorporating a comparatively thinner outer form factor.
Also, the iPad Air 2 is expected to feature changes such as a 2GB RAM, split Window Multitasking functionality and the touch ID, according to a 9to5MAC report.
Both Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are expected to be commercially available in the gold variant.
The company’s next-gen iMac is expected to incorporate a 27-inch outer casing, along with an advanced 4K-resolution Retina display.